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Old 07-05-2015, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Something crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, 68 years ago. The first military authorized press release stated, "RAAF (Roswell Army Air Field) Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch In Roswell Region." That's right, the military was the first to indicate it was a flying saucer.

Roswell's Unanswered UFO Questions
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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That whole incident is truly strange. The recent explanation that it was a Cold War nuclear test observation balloon is certainly plausible.

I wish someone had saved some of those metal parts or at least taken a few photos.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I grew up in and around Roswell. The truth is that no one in town cared or knew much about the supposed UFO crash --- until the 1990s when The X-Files became such a huge hit. Then the town decided to capitalize on it, have the UFO parade, open the UFO museum, etc. Even today, most of the locals don't give a flying flip about it. It's just for tourists.

When I was a kid, if you had asked the average citizen of Roswell what they thought about the UFO crash, 95% of them probably would have answered, "What UFO crash?"
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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That whole incident is truly strange. The recent explanation that it was a Cold War nuclear test observation balloon is certainly plausible.

I wish someone had saved some of those metal parts or at least taken a few photos.
Can you imagine one of our most advanced military bases mistaking an observation balloon for a flying saucer and then announcing it to the press? That in itself should have raised concerns about the mental well-being of the commander if indeed it was a balloon.

By the way, on his death bed, he said folks from Washington changed the story and that a saucer had indeed crashed.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Ex–CIA agent Chase Brandon says he knows what really happened.

“It was not a damn weather balloon,” Brandon told the Huffington Post. (And also reported in Time) “It was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet.” The 35-year agency veteran was a covert agent involved in international terrorism, counterinsurgency, global narcotics trafficking and weapons smuggling.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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Well you can go to the amusingly named "International UFO Museam and Research Center" in Roswell and look at the paper mache autopsy displays and buy stuff at the gift shop. You can even bring your dog in, I got a T-shirt from the place last year. Campy to the extreme, and that's what makes it such a fun place.

Really man, the Roswell crash is just a fun make-believe fable tale of a crash that was epically blown out-of-proportions. Now it's a fun legend, like the unicorn and bigfoot, relegated to a couple campy tourist-trap museams in Roswell and a plot device for the former X-files TV show..I think it was mentioned on that UFO invasion movie "Independence Day" as well.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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Ex–CIA agent Chase Brandon says he knows what really happened.

“It was not a damn weather balloon,” Brandon told the Huffington Post. (And also reported in Time) “It was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet.” The 35-year agency veteran was a covert agent involved in international terrorism, counterinsurgency, global narcotics trafficking and weapons smuggling.
Chase Brandon is a joke and a fraud....CIA agent yeah right LOL, he was a public employee liason with Hollywood that started to take himself and Hollywood fiction too seriously. In other words, he invented his own world to sell books and movies.

A Different Perspective: Roswell and Chase Brandon
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:24 AM
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Well you can go to the amusingly named "International UFO Museam and Research Center" in Roswell and look at the paper mache autopsy displays and buy stuff at the gift shop. You can even bring your dog in, I got a T-shirt from the place last year. Campy to the extreme, and that's what makes it such a fun place.

Really man, the Roswell crash is just a fun make-believe fable tale of a crash that was epically blown out-of-proportions. Now it's a fun legend, like the unicorn and bigfoot, relegated to a couple campy tourist-trap museams in Roswell and a plot device for the former X-files TV show..I think it was mentioned on that UFO invasion movie "Independence Day" as well.
Be careful what you say here.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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Be careful what you say here.
haha...yeah I've seen and participated in some of the bigfoot threads here, and wow those guys get contentious and defensive.
Let me change that to "unicorns and leprechauns"...although who knows there may be some that proclaim the leprechauns exist.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I loved the X Files and will watch the new ones. I believe there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. But...

We have not observed anything that requires FTL travel to explain. We have not really proven time to be a dimension that can ever be crossed. I believe in the block time theory; matter only exists in the present. The rate at which matter is aging as it enters the future can be affected by relative speeds; an electron circling an atom might make more or less orbits as one at the same temperature but moving at a different speed. So what? Anyway, all this taken together means that I think even highly advanced civilizations would still be restricted to travel at a fraction of light speed. We have only been emitting meaningful radio waves for a century or so; it's only slightly likely that any other civilization even knows we are here yet and they almost certainly haven't had time to decide to come and get here. If it ever does happen, I think it is likely to be a large ship that has been traveling for years.

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